How to Start Making Money As Amazon Affiliate

Today there are many ways bloggers can start making money with their blog. One of the most popular ways to make money with a blog is by placing affiliate links on their blogs. Affiliate marketing is a great way for blog monetization because you can start earning by selling someone else’s products. You don’t need to develop a product of your own to start making money with affiliate marketing.

To get started in affiliate marketing you will need learn all you can about affiliate marketing and join an affiliate network. There are many network you can join online. One of the most popular network today is Amazon associates. Amazon associate is network owned by Amazon, one of the greatest online retailer and after you sign up you can promote products from Amazon and earn a commission every time someone makes a purchase.

Step by step guide to start making money with Amazon Associates program

  1. Join Amazon Associates. To join Amazon affiliate network is free and easy. All you need to do is navigate to the website and a valid email address.

  2. Find products you can promote on your blog. After you become a member next step is to find a product you can promote. There are millions of products listed on Amazon from many categories: Books, tools, computer games, jewelry, electronics, health products, clothing, digital downloads. Regardless of the topic of your blog you can always find  products on Amazon you can promote.

  3. Start promoting products. Once you choose which products you want to promote on your blog, next step is to decide how to promote them. To start promoting is very easy because Amazon Associate provides many tools you can choose from and  use to promote products on your blog: product links, banners, site stripes and widgets. Just log in to your Amazon Associates account and customize the looks of the links or banners you want to appear on your blog, then copy and paste the HTML code on your blog. That’s it, once your click the refresh button on your browser you will see product links and or banners for products from Amazon on your blog. When some clicks on them and purchase something from Amazon website you will earn an commission which is 4%, but can increase if you make a number of  sales.

  4. Get paid. Your earning are paid on a monthly basis, and you will be paid 60 days after the end of the month. There are three payment methods available: Amazon gift certificate, check or directly deposited to your bank account. Minimum payment amount for bank deposit and gift certificate is $10 and for check is $100.

Amazon associates is one of the best affiliate network online.  Although the commission of 4% may seem small, there are many advantages why many people choose to join. The most important being the fact that Amazon has an established reputation as internet retailer that people from all over the world trust and where they like to shop. Another reason is because there are thousands of products from many categories. There is something for every demographic and anyone  can find profitable products to promote and make money with their blog or website.